18th Jul 2023 @ 8:27 am

Voters have selected the lowest possible salary option for the new Cabildo President, Oswaldo Betancort, after he recently proposed to raise his salary to €93,000.

The proposal caused controversy, as the sum would be a 35% increase on the wage earned by the previous President, María Dolores Corujo. It would also have been higher than the official salaries earned by Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of the Canary Islands, Betancort’s party colleague Fernando Clavijo.

As a result, 300 randomly chosen voters were invited to choose between four salaries, and over 50% chose the lowest salary proposal of €87,000 a year, which is still a 20% increase on what his predecessor was earning. 

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